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Two Californians appear in the field of
literature this week.
Miss Ina Coolbrith bestows a volume of
rare poesy. She is a singer of whom the
Occident is justly proud.
Taylor Ropers adds to the world's
knowledge of financial questions by a book
Called "Scientific Money." He will be
lead for the earnestness of his words, his ;
clearness of thought and facility of ex- j
Other fields of literature are also well
represented In the week's publications.
MISB COOLBBITH'S POEMB.
"Bongs From the Golden Gate" the Promi- '
nent Book of the Week.
It was a wise determination on the part
of the California Guild of Letters to un
dertake as its first work the publication of
the poems of Ina Coolbrith, and the asso
ciation may well be congratulated on the
successful accomplishment of the task.
The volume, which bears the title
ga From the Golden Gate" and is
illustrated by William Keith, has just
been issued from the Riverside Press,
Cambridge, and is in every respect a most
excellent piece of bookmaking. It can
hardly fail to attract the attention of cul
tured people to the work undertaken by
the Guild and ought to materially increase
the support and co-operation given to it.
Miss Coolbrith is one of those upon
whose work depends the repute of Cali-
INA COOLBSITH, ATJTHOJbt OF •« SONQ3 FROM THE GOLDEN
fornia literature in circles best fitted to I
judge it. The publication of the present
volume is, therefore, to us a matter of
more than ordinary literary importance.
It gives to California a new hearing before
the tribunal of highest criticism and justi
fies her in demanaing something more
than a passing notice of her accomplish
ments in the domain of letters. In this
small volume there is much which will
take its place in the permanent literature j
of America, and will be accounted excel- |
lent not only for the sentiment which I
animates it but for the art which has em
bodied it in forms of beauty and endowed
it with the harmonious cadences of a true j
Miss Coolbrith has not undertaken a
wide range of work. With three excep
tions the contents of the present volume
might be divided into poems of descrip
tion and poems of moods. It is the latter
class that predominates and gives coloring
to the whole. In a short poem, entitled
"To-day's Singing," occur the lines:
Weave me a rhyme 10-day.
No pleasant roundelay,
But some vag ue, restless yearning of the heart.
Shaped with hut little art
To broken numbers, that shall flow
Most dreamily and slow.
I think no morry fancy should belong
To this day's song.
It is in the mood thus expressed that j
Miss Coolbrith has done moat of her sing- }
ing. but she has shown how to carry that
mood through a thousand varieties, and j
the vague, restless yearning of the heart
has not always been revealed lightly and
with little art, Dut at times deeply and \
Beriously, with the finest and truest I
artistic elaboration. It is worth noting that i
the moods are never morbid. Always I
healthful and pure, they are associated j
with sentiments of wholesome cheerful
ness and a lofty faith, so that we may say
in these verses are realized Swinburne's
dream of "fair passions and bountiful
pities and loves^fcithout stain."
A helpful and cheering philosophy un
derlies all these "Songs From the Golden
Gate." The winds that come in from the
ocean are not more free from depressing
influences. They give bright glimpses of
earth ; they help to solve problems of pain
and sorrow; they mate life pieasanter as
■well as more earnest for all who read them.
In all this sweetness and cheerfulness,
however, there is no trace of a superficial
gayety or an absence of knowledge of "the
mystery and the burden of the intolerable
world." There is, on the other hand, an
evident will-power exerted to master the
mystery by faith and to bear the burden
bravely with a strong heart. In the poem
"Marah" occurs a protest against the de
mand that all songs should be gay, and
while for the right enjoyment ol it the
whole should be read it will suffice to show
the argument and theanswerto quote here
the rirst verse and the last:
The song were sweeter and better
If only the thought were glad.
Be bidden the chafe of the fetter,
The scars of the wound you have had;
Be silent of strife and endeavor,
But shout of the victoiy won.
You may sit In the shadow forever
If only you'll sing of the. sun.
To the weary in life's wildernesses
The soul of the singer belongs;
Small need in your green, sunny places,
Glad dwellers, have you of my songs.
For you the blythe oirds of the meadow
Trill allverly sweet, every one;
But I cannot sit in the shadow
Forever and sing of the sun.
In all these songs of sentiment, whether
the mood be light or serious, whether
the treatment is carefully elaborated or
"shaped with but little art to broken num
bers," there is a felicity of word and
phrase, a lyric grace of sweetness and
rhythm, and that subtle spirit of beauty
which infuses into the form of verse the
life that makes it poetry. Where there is
so much of good it is difficult to make se
lections, and we shall not attempt it. Nor
shall we venture upon much in the way of
quotation from the descriptive poems.
These are not inferior to the lyrics in ex
cellence of poetic workmanship, though
they are less interesting, because they
j lack the persona! human element that
breathes through evefy line of the others.
As Keith's illustrations add much to the
! charm of the volume and ably supplement
■ several of the descriptive poems, the lines
i which Mi?s Coolbrith has written upon his
! art may be appropriately quoted in this
connection, inasmuch as they afford at
, once an example of her descriptive powers
and her mastery over the sonnet form of
THE ART OF WIL.LIAM KEITH.
Here, vast and awful, the Sierras rear
Their everlasting summits to the sky,
I The mighty waters of the sunset lie
In all their changing opalescence: here
The oroodlng melancholy of the sere
Dun autumn woocis; the laughing leafery
Of budding boughs blending each tender dye
With the lush green of the awakening year.
This is not painted canvas — this is life,
Creation, earth, in all her varying moods!
Theae fields athrill with motion and with light,
These forest ways with dream and my stery rife,
lier»- nature's heart throbs through the soll
Here nature's soul looks from the mystic height.
Three poems in the volume stand out
distinct from the others, both in nature
and in mode of treatment. These are
| "California." "The Captive of the White j
j City" and the "Memorial Poem" written
1 for the Grand Army of the Republic and
i read on Decoration day, IS3I. Poems.writ
ten for special occasions are rarely of much
| merit. The memorial ode of Miss Cool
| brith is one of the few that has outlived
j the day for which it was written. It
; abounds with strong lines giving noble ex
pression to noble thoughts. Among the
passages are many which will furnish fit
quotations for memorial orators to adorn
their prose with as long as the observance
of that sacred day shall be honored among ]
us. It is, indeed, one of the classic memo
rial odes of the Nation, and will be per
petuated in memory of the heroic dead, of
whom it finely sings:
They have not died in vain.
Through them she lives with head no longer bowed
Among the nations, but erect and proud;
Washed clean of wrone and shame,
Herfivedom neves more an empty name
And nil her scattered stars as one again.
The "California" though not the longest
| is the most notable poem in the volume,
i and exhibits the powers of the author at
| her best. California sits by / the Golden
Gate and complains that none have fitly
sung of her glory :
Ah, what indeed la this
Old land beyond the seas that ye should miss
For her the grace and majesty of mine?
Are not the fruit and vine
Fair on my hills and in my vales the rose?
When to her coast the white man came
so full of vigor and with so much of pur
pose in his eyes, California laughed and
sang because she thought "I shall be
known, I shall not sit alone, but reach my
hands unto my sister lands." This expecta
tion, however, has not been fulfilled. Cali
fornia remains unsung. "All my lays and
legends fade away from lake and mountain
to the farther hem of sea and there be none
to gather them." Thus California still
waits the coming of the singer, "him of
diviner speech," and of him she says: >
My laurels lend the glory of their boughs
To crown no narrower brows.
For on his lips mast wisdom sit with youtfi
And In his eyes, and on tha lids thereof,
The llcht of a great love— ,
And on his forehead truth.
In the voice of the lofty lament which
Miss Coolbrith has put into the mouth of
California there is something of a prophecy.
The glory of this golden land will yet be
as sweetly and as nobly sung as that of
any land on earth. Our bards sublime
will come when' the heart of the people
and the culture of the State has been pre
pared for them. Many now living are
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 3 895.
doing something to hasten the coming of
j the master. Miss Coolbrith herself has
done much. She has given a proof that
the genius of California is not a suppliant
for the world's approval in the finest fields
of literature, but boldly challenges criti
cism. In these poems there is fine work
j finely done. Here is poetry not as a pas
i time, but as a study; not an amusement
i for a few, but an inspiration for all who
j are capable of drawing delight from such
; pure sources. The illustrations by Wil
i liam Keith are admirable, aptly illumin
ating the author's thoughts and senti
["Songs From the Golden Gate," Ina
Coolbrith; illustrations by William Keith.
Houghton, Mirrlin & Co. (Riverside Press,
Cambridge), Boston and New York. For
sale by Cunningham, Curtiss & Welch and
all bookstores; 160 pages; $1 50.]
An Able Financial Treatise by Taylor Bogers of
"Scientific Money" is the title of a book
: which has just made its appearance from
| the press of the Hurlbert Printing Com
j pany, San Jose.
Taylor Rogers, Mayor Sutro's secretary,
!is the author. Mr. Rogers is a man of
I culture and recognized business acumen,
and this book entitles him to rank among
the leading thinkers of the day on ques
tions of finance.
The book is a condensed argument and
i combined plea for paper money. He de
( mands the abolition of the present metallic
j system as a sure means of solvintr nearly
all the great National problems of the age.
| "Scientific Money" is bright, thoughtful
i and never dull, no matter what may be
I said of the logic of the argument.
The author claims that in the establish
j ment of gold and silver as the monetary
i basis the Government discriminates in
| favor of two industries. The mines from
i which those metals are taken rest in the
hands of a limited number of persons and
are worked by a comparatively limited
class of our population. Therein lies the
discrimination of the Government.
In tho outset, Mr. Rogers lays down as
his platform that an American dollar
should have only these qualities:
First— lt is a standard fixed by the Nation for
and os a measure of the value of all other
Second— lt is a legal tender for all debts.
Third— lt is any substance without com
modity value and in convenient form for use
Fourth— lt is redeemed when debts are paid
and exchanges are effected by it.
In his work, touching the question of
discrimination, he writes:
The United States has produced since 1848
$1,870,000,000 in goid and $1,072,000,000
silver, aggregating $2,'.)43,000,000. Accord
ing to the oracles of the gold standard, each
dollar of this vast sum represents a day's work,
and is thus stored up wealth. If this effort had
been applied by the rules of economic truth,
would this country present, as the tragedy of
this century, the crowning of a few million
aires, while at their chariot wheels straggle an
army of trampi, ragged, heart-broken and
To gather this pile of metal required more
! work tlian it cost to win the grandeur of peace
1 at the ciose of the Rebeliiou, for on July 1,
i ISG6, our debt ran to the highest, £2,773,000,
--'OOO. * * * All mines are private property in
i the same sense that tools, cattle, railroads,
' banks ana lands are. They are subject to sales,
; taxes, liens, judgments, succession and wills,
and have no exemption or rights not conferred
on all other property existing in private owner
ship. The Government works no mines, and
j until recently sold them with the land bought
, as homesteads, pre-emptions, etc., disregarding
! ail their existing mineral value. Even where
j mines are know to exist, the United State* will
| issue patents therefor. These facts show that
i mines are not Kational, but purely private con
If humanity must perish without gold and
silver then let fervent prayers rise, like holy
incense, that our patriotic metal-worshipers
will soon invade the penetralia of the tropic
jungle and tie the miner's pan to the icy pole.
Aye, let the prayer be deep, that their search
may be measured like "the wounded snake
that slowly drags its length along" and as en
during as the heavens "with cycle and epi
cycle scribbled o'er," nnd patient tis the martyr
"wrapped in his pale robe of fire." • • • The
gradual demonetization of silver shows how
heartless metallic money is. It is quite Clear
how and why the metallist should antagonize
a paper currency. Hut that gold, after 4000
years of friendship, knit together through a
myriad struggles, should turn on silver and
stab it in the dark is a picture to which the fu
ture historian will point as the darkest con
quest of modern nations. Poland and Ireland
may stand weeping, and for sympathy, but
greater wrongs than theirs are to-day being
written in the blood of many lands.
After bringing many arguments to bear
in favor of a paper money, Mr. Rogers as
serts that the wealth of the Nation and tiie
popular will of the people would be back
of the issue; that its influence on the
financial and industrial world would be
beneficial beyond estimate and forever
relieve trade from the disastrous results of
the eternal struggle between gold and
It is very evident the author has nothing
in common with either the gold or silver
men or the bimetallists. [Printed for Tay
lor Rogers. 3333 Washington Btreet, San
Francisco, by the Hurlbert Publishing
Company of San Jose. For sale by the
San Francisco News Company. 141 pages;
paper; 23 cents.]
A TUNEFUL SON OF THE SOUTH.
Samuel Minturn Peck's dainty volumes
of verse are among the most popular in the
country to-day. It is about ten years since
his lyrics and songs began to appear in the
newspapers, and were quickly copied from
one end of the country to the other. His
reputation as a poet wns fully gained be
fore he thought of publishing a volume,
pays the Philadelphia Press, and when he
did seek a publisher he found that Ins
wares were welcome.
Tnskaloosa, where he lives in the old
family homestead, is the university town
of Alabama. The new movement has
scarcely struck the place as yet. though
there are signs that it will do so ere long.
The village is at the head of the Warrior
River, which flows into the Tombigbee and
so on down to the Gulf.
Mr. Peck has described his home in one
of his favorite poems:
AN ALABAMA GARDEN.
Alonpr the pine-clad hill It lies,
Overlooked by limpid Southern skies,
A spot to feast ti fairy's eyes,
A nook for tiappv lancies.
The wild bee's mellow monotone
Here blends v.lth bird-notes zephyr blown.
And inauy an ins? ct voice unknown
The harmony enhances. • ■
The rose's shattered splem'or flees
With lavish snice on every breeze.
And lilies sway with flexible ease,
Like dryads snowy crested^
And where gardenias drowse between
Rich curving leaves of glossy green
The cricket strikes his tambourine,
Amid the mosses nested.
He was brought up in this environ
ment by his father, sometime Chief Justice
of Alabama, and took his course at the
When not occupied with managing his
estate, a cotton plantation, he tried his
hand at verse-making. Some of his poems
were copied out by a friend and were sent
to the New York Evening Post and Inde
pendent. They met with such a favorable
reception that ho took up the writing of
poetry seriously. Two books of his poems,
"Cap and Beils" and "Rings and Love-
Knots," have gone througto several edi
tions, and a third volume, "Rhymes and
Roses," will appear this fall.
"A STUDY OF DEATH."
The mysterious relations between good
and evil and life and death offer to the in
HON. TAYLOR ROGERS, AUTHOR OP « SCIENTIFIC MONEY."
quiring mind of man problems inscrutable
but forever interesting. From the begin
ning of time philosophers have sought to
solve these problems or at least to explain
th-?m sufficiently to satisfy human reason
why death and evil should exist in a world
where happiness is so seemingly dependent
upon goodness and life.
Another attempt .at the solution of this j
profound and universal mystery is made I
by Henry Mills Alden in "A Study of!
Death," which is intended by the author I
as complementary to his previous work, j
"God in His World." The aim of the
\ book is to impress upon the reader that
j "death and its evils are essentially one
and belong to life not only in its manifes
tation but in its creative or genetic qual-
I ity." "Life," says the author in his pref
! ace, "in its principle is not good or eyil, j
' mortal or immortal, but as creative it be
| comes eyil as well as good and is immorta
I only as including mortality." In another
] place he says, "We pass from glory to \
'. irlory, and that crisis which we call death
. is only a transition from one harmony to
; another. " So he argues that, because we
| in our present existence have no conscious
! knowledge of pro-existence states, it does
j not follow that the future life will be
wholly denied such knowledge.
In the elucidation of the theme the
treatise is divided into a proem and four
I books. The proem, "The Dove and the
Serpent," gives the note ana scope of the
I theme. Book I, "Two Visions of Death,"
• distinguishes between the outward sign of
1 death and evil and their essential mean
| ing. Book 11, "Native Impressions," con
! siders the earliest human views of these
i dark mysteries as parts of a normal pathol
! ogy. Book 111. "Prodigal Son — a Cosmic
| Parable," is a restatement of cosmic phil
i osophy (as related to the theme) in living
terms — a suggestive sketch of the prodigal's
"far country, ' its illusions and its limita
tions, as the field of a natural destiny,
whose contradictions are reconcilable in a
I spiritual apprehension of the eternal life.
1 Book IV, "Death Unmasked," is devoted
to the Christian philosophy of death and
, evil. The work contains at the end an in
; dcx sufficiently analytical to show the tex
ture of the writer's thoueht.
"A Study of Death." Henry Mills Alden.
New York: Harper Bros. Price $1 50.
A SET OF ROGUES.
A romance •written in the old fashion
having a mannerism suggestive of the
style of Daniel Defoe, but differing from
the novels of a former generation inas
much as it has a distinct plot instead of
being a string of haphazard adventures
through which the hero passes, is a clever
story by Frank Barrett bearing the title of
"A Set of Rogues." The snggestiveness of
last-century literature is carried out on
the title page, which, after giving the
names of the rogues as Christopher Sut
ton, John Dawson, the Senor Don Sanchez
del Castillo de Castelana and Moil Daw
son, proceeds to set furth that the book is
a narrative of "their wicked conspiracy
and a true account of their travels and
adventures, together with many often sur
prising things now disclosed for the first
time as the faithful confession of Chris
The story is not unworthy of the title.
The wicked conspiracy is one devised by a
Spanish adventurer of high birth and some
fortune, to obtain possession of a iarge
English estate whose rightful owner is a
woman held as a slave by the Barbary
pirates. His scheme is to palm off a young
girl as the daughter of this woman, and
after putting her in possession of the es
tate divide it among the conspirators.
The means by which the scheme is carried
out is entertainingly told. Don Sanchez
finds tjiree strollins players — John Daw
son, his daughter Moll and Christopher
Sutton — utterly penniless in an English
village, and succeeds in enlisting them in
the enterprise. They succeed in their ef
forts, and get Moll Dawson recognized as
the heiress, and for a time all goes well;
but Moll falls in love, and then complica
tions ensue which lead to more adventures
and a romantic love story.
Despite the wickedness of the conspiracy
the English rogues are so genial and the
Spanish schemer is so perfect a gentleman
in manners that the reader can hardly fail
to sympathize with them and be pleased
with the very happy termination which
the author has given to both the conspiracy
and the love "story. The style is crisp and
bright and the narrative never drags, so
that it may be rightly accounted one of the
more entertaining novels of the day.
"A Set of Rogues." New York and Lon
don: Macniillan & Co. Price, in cloth,
SNOW SHOES AND SLEDGEB.
Renders who remember Kirk Munroe's
thrilling story, "The Fur-Seal's Tooth,"
will welcome this account of the further
adventures of certain of the characters met
in that narrative on the Alaskan coast.
Phil Ryder and Serge Belcovsky are two
phenomenally clever lads, who. by a series
of curious misadventures, find themselves
stranded, so to speak, in Northern Alaska.
They are taken in charge by the captain
of a trading steamer, who undertakes to
set them on their way.toward Sitka, where
Phil has reason to believe his father
is awaiting him. The captain of the
trading steamer falls sick with the
measles; the crevr mutinies, and
our two young' heroes overcome the
recalcitrants, nurse the captain and
navigate the steamer up tun Yukon
River to Anvik. There tuey learn that
Phil's father has gone on ahead'of them,
and they start in hot pursuit with dog
teams and sledges. The escapes they have
are as thrilling as the most ardent lover of
adventure can desire, and through them
all the fur-seal's tooth appears and dis
appears as mysteriously as it used in the
lirst story. The travelers make the ioux
ney on the ice up the Yukon and acrosg
the Chilcoot Mountains; arrive, half
.starved and half frozen, at John Muir's
deserted hut on the banks of the Muir
Glacier, and are finally picked up by a
United States revenue cutter and taken to
Sitka, where Phil at last rinds his father.
The story gives an interesting glimpse
into an unknown region, and will prove
both instructive and profitable reading for
our younsr people. [New York: Harper
& Bros. For sale by Cunningham, Curtiss
& Welch, San Francisco.]
THE WANDERING JEW.
Eugene Sue's masterpiece will never lose
its hold on the reading public. From time
to time new editions are found necessary
ito supply the demand. The latest edition
is from the press of Thomas Y. Crowell &
Co. It is printed from new plates made
I from the original Chapman & Hall cdi
! tion, by far the best of any extant transla
! tion. In its breadth of canvas, its scope of
! human emotions, its variety of incident
• and enthralling grasp of development, this
romance still holds its own as one of the
immortal masterpieces of French litera
! ture. The clear type, ample margins and
i excellent illustrations make this edition
the best that has ever been offered to the
American public. [T. Y. Crowell & Co.,
! New York and Boston; 13 full page illus
trations, including two photogravure
frontispieces. Two vols.. 12mo, gilt top,
i illustrated, C9S, 771 pp.; $3.]
GENERAL HARRISON TO WRITE FOR
Ex-President General Harrison is en
gaged in writing a series of magazine arti
cles for the Philadelphia Ladies' Home
Journal. The papers are being written by
General Harrison especially for women, to
meet a desire on their part to intelligently
understand the workings of our Govern
ment and the great National questions.
It will be the aim of the articles to explain
just what the United States Government
means; the origin and meaning of the
constitution; how laws are enacted and
enforced; what the powers of the Presi
dent and other officials are; what the judi
ciary system means; how our foreign
relations are brought about and their
meaning; how Congress and the Senate
legislate— in fact, a complete explanation
of the Government told in a popular way.
A MANUAL OF DYNAMO ELECTRICS.
This is a handy little volume, which its
I author?, McFaddenand Ray, call a treatise
: on "The Practical Application of Dynamo
i Electric Machinery." It is designed to
i meet the needs of a growing class of
| students who find themselves confronted
! with the necessity which demands of them
j some knowledge of fundamental principles
\ in the application of electricity, but who
I have little technical understanding of the
! subject. Most of the books treating upon
i electrical matters are so purely technical
| as to bewilder rather than enlighten the
uneducated reader, but these will rind the
present little work, which is written by
two practical electrical engineers, to be a
very useful and comprehensive handbook
of the subject of which it treats. [Chicago:
I Laird & Lee. lGmo. ; limp cloth. Price
I 50 cents.]
A translation, by Elsie Lathrop, from
the German of W. lieimburg, a popular
writer of the romantic school. "Beetzen
Manor" is a pitiful story of the conven
tionalities that hedge in the life and op
portunities of the high-bred German
woman, even in these progressive days.
Convention, bigotry, the narrow rules,
relics of feudal days, pursue Heimburg's
heroine from the ofudle to the untimely
; grave to which they eventually hound her.
The story is a powerful one, which the
author is content to teil without using it
as the text tor a sermon, and even the
translator's work, which is hopelessly bad,
is not sufficient to destroy its interest.
[New York, London and Berlin: The In
ternational News Company. Price 50
DICK'S AND JACK'S ADVENTURES ON
The story of two boys' adventures, after
being cast away on Sable Island, that terri
ble "graveyard" of the Atlantic that
stretches its menacing, serpent-like length
across the pathway of ships, a hundred
miles or so off the coast of Nova Scotia.
To most boy readers Sable Island will be
terra incognita, and this story, by B. Free
man Ashley, is one that can be heartily
recommended for their perusal. It is gen
uine and unaffected in tone, and while the
boys are hardy, manly fellows, genuinely
boys and irrepressible, they are true
hearted, lovable chaps, whom to know will
do all boys good. [Chicago: Laird & Lee.
Cloth, 12mo. Price 75c]
The next volume of the "Iris Series" is
called "Where Highways Cross," and is
by J. S. Fletcher, the author of "When
Charles the First Was King."
"The Death - wake, or Lunacy," will
soon be published jointly by Way & Wil
liams, Chicago, and John Lane. "London.
It is a necromaunt in three chimeras, by
•Thomas T. Stoddart; but the original
"Death-wake" is the strange poetic con
ception of a youth, and in its best pas
sages there are strangely musical touches
and a distinct and original accent.
Mrs. Lydia Avery Coonley, president of
the Woman's Club of Chicago, and author
of many cheery little verees published
from time to time in different periodicals,
has collected her literary productions under
the title of "Under the Pines and Other
Verses," and will soon have them pub
lished in book form by Way <fe Williams of
Mrs. Catherine Brooks Yale, widow of
the artist and inventor, and long known
to her intimate friends as a charming
story-teller, is soon to have a collection of
her children's stories published in boot
form under the title of "Nim and Cum and
the Wonder-head Stories." The booK in
its quaint humor and its insights into ani
mal life, may interest older persons than
those for whom it is primarily intended.
Way & Williams of Chicago are the pub
"Runic Rocks," a recent novel by Wil
liam Jansen, is one of the first of this well
known German author's works to appear
in an English translation. The scene is
laid in a lonely little island off the Frisian
Coast, and the time of Napoleon and the
momentous events of his career form the
bold discussions of the characters in the
story that is made contemporaneous with
the life of the great Bonaparte. [Pub
lished by Frederick A. Stokes Company.]
"The LUtle Boom,'' a story by Mrs.
Madolene Yale Wyne, that appeared in
last month's Harper's, will soon be pub
lished in book form by Way & Williams
of Chicago. The author has made a very
entertaining volume by adding rive other
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